Friendship Quotes

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Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Edward Gibbon



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